You’re Not Fooling Anyone With Your Pretend Laughter

Why do we laugh? The obvious answer is because something is funny. But if we look closer at when and how laughter occurs in ordinary social situations, we see that it’s not so simple. Like most aspects of human behavior, laughter is complicated.

Apr 7

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Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through genetic changes

Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood.

Apr 7

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Mindfulness at work

At work can seem like the hardest place to practice mindfulness given the many demands and responsibilities we have to manage on a daily basis. Yet in the office is where we stand to really benefit from being mindful.

Apr 7

Categories: Mindfulness, Workplace Issues

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The Real Cause of Alzheimer's Revealed

A new study of over 3,600 brains finds the real cause of Alzheimer's is a dysfunctional 'tau' protein. The tau protein normally helps stabilise the brain's structure.

Apr 6

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Memory: The Weirdest Ever Fact is Actually True, Study Reveals

New memory discovery seems depressing but when you think about it is actually critical to useful recall.

Apr 6

Categories: Other

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Secondhand smoke leads to greater chances of ADHD

Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) as unexposed kids.

Apr 4

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Grandparenting to improve cognitive

What else can you do to keep your mind sharp? “Grandparenting”

Apr 4

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Vegetable reducing your brain age by 11 years

We all know that the greens are good for health, but did you know that it could even reduce your brain age by 11 years? We all fear to lose our memories or our cognitive abilities as we get older.

Apr 4

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Walking backwards boosts creativity

The established routines and habits of everyday life can stifle our ability to think creatively. That's according to a new study that's based on the "embodied cognition" idea that performing bodily movements in a conventional manner encourages the ...

Apr 2

Categories: Creative Blocks

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day 2015 will shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities will help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and will impart information regarding the importance of ...

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Can a beard make you more Attractive and Dominant?

Scientists think they may have solved one of the great mysteries of the age. Why are so many of today's men growing beards? The answer, according to The University of Western Australia researchers, is because men are feeling under pressure from ...

Apr 1

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Discovering Why Antidepressants Don't Work Well For Kids

Depression is a major health problem for which most patients are not effectively treated. In particular, depression is an increasing problem in children and teenagers. The most commonly prescribed antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake ...

Apr 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Air pollution may be tied to Anxiety

Women who were exposed to the most small particles in the air one month before their anxiety test were about 12 percent more likely to have high anxiety symptoms.

Apr 1

Categories: Anxiety, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Why leaving your comfort zone can be so rewarding

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." "Anything you to do to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone will ultimately enable you to take larger risks and grow."

Mar 31

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Insanity, Hong Kong psychological thriller, puts mental health in the ...

In "Insanity", a schizophrenic man convicted of involuntary manslaughter is released by his doctor from a psychiatric ...

Mar 31

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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